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The Works of Laurence Sterne

By Laurence Sterne

1793

J. Dodsley; et al : London

7" by 5"

[5], iv-vi, [1], viii-xx, [5], 2-296; [5], 2-307; [7], 2-288; [9], 2-264; [5], 2-242; [15], 2-284; [9], 2-276; [9], 2-280; [5], vi-vii, [2], x, [1], xii, [1], xiv-xv, [2], xviii-xx, [1], 2-208;

 

 

 

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A complete ten volume set of the works of the noted novelist Laurence Sterne, including his most popular works. Illustrated throughout.

Complete in ten volumes. Laurence Sterne was a novelist and clergyman, best known for his 'The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy', and 'A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy'. Sterne discovered his talent and love for writing late in his life, after writing 'A Political Romance' in support of his dean in a church squabble. After this, he dedicated himself to writing, beginning 'Tristram Shandy' and publishing in 1759. It was successful upon its publication, and he received a lot of praise and admiration for his work. Volume I contains a memoir of the life of Mr. Sterne, and 'Tristram Shandy'. Illustrated with a frontispiece. Volume II contains the continuation of 'Tristram Shandy'. Illustrated with two plates. Page 111/112 with a leaf of marbled paper adhered to the page, as called for by the ESTC under the citation number T14787. Volume III contains the continuation of 'Tristram Shandy'. Illustrated with one plate. Volume IV contains the continuation of 'Tristram Shandy'. Illustrated with two plate. Volume V contains 'A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy. Illustrated with one plate. Volume VI contains 'The Sermons of Mr. Yorick'. Volume VII contains 'Sermons'. Volume VIII contains 'Sermons'. Volume IX contains letters by Laurence Sterne. Illustrated with a frontispiece. Volume X contains letters by Laurence Sterne, 'A Fragment, in the Manner of Rabelais', and 'The History of a Watch-Coat'. 'Tristram Shandy' is about the eponymous character, being a narration of his life. He spends a lot of the book going on tangents to try and explain something, resulting in him not describing his birth until Volume III out of IX. 'Sentimental Journey' is Sterne's novel based on his travel experiences through France and Italy. The publication helped establish travel writing as its own genre.

CONDITION

In the original full mottled calf binding. Externally, generally smart. Some light rbbing and marking to the boards and spines. Volumes I-IV, VI-VIII, and X are lacking the second spine label. Boards of Volume I are held by cords only and may detach with further handling. Volume I lacks the front endpaper, and the rear endpaper is detached but present. Front board of Volume II is detached but present, and the rear hinge is strained but remains firm. Some loss to the front board of Volume II. Paper to the front pastedown of Volume II is lifting to the head, and the front endpaper is detached but present. Hinges of Volume III are strained but remains firm. Front endpaper of Volume III is almost detached. Hinges of Volume IV are starting but firm. Front joint and hinge, and the rear hinge of Volume V are starting but firm. Hinges of Volume VI are strained but firm. Front free endpaper of Volume VI is detached but present and the rear endpaper is almost detached. Front board and front endpapers of Volume VII are detached but present. Front hinge of Volume VIII is strained but remains firm, and the front endpaper is detached but present. Hinges of Volume IX are starting but firm, and the front endpaper is detached but present. Front hinge of Volume X is starting but firm, the front endpaper is almost detached, and the front free endpaper is detached but present. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with the odd spot, a little heavier to the first few pages.

Overall Condition: Good Only

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